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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pets on Quilts Show - Vote for your favorite quilts

I want to thank all the quilters that have entered the the Pets on Quilts Show!   And thank you to all the sponsors, who have generously donated wonderful prizes!

Currently there are 61 entries in the show, but the deadline to enter is August 21st (midnight PST), so there will hopefully be more entries.  I'm particularly hoping to see some entries that include EQ6/EQ7 designs, which the rules for this show fully approve.  I'd also love to see some fibre artists/mixed media artists enter! 

Plenty of room in this show for more entries, and definitely oodles of prizes.

Today starts this shows' acceptance of votes for your favorite quilts.  There are three main categories for Viewer's Choice:
1)  Dog on Quilt
2)  Cat on Quilt
3)  Other Pet on Quilt

For each category there will be three awards (prizes) given.  And, for those that take the time to vote for their favorite quilts, by posting their vote in the comments box below, these viewers that vote will be entered for 3 of the prizes.  You can also get a special entry to win one of these prizes by posting on your blog insights that Voting for Viewers Choice is now open and link to this post.  Anyone can vote, but they must be able to be contacted to win a prize (e.g. no reply bloggers, anonymous comments without email address, etc. will not qualify to win a prize).

As there are many ways to win prizes, anyone interested in winning a prize should take time to review the categories of prizes, be familiar with the rules that provide insight on how to win prizes in this show, and the list of prizes.

Any quilt that is entered before August 21 (midnight PST) is eligible to be nominated for the Viewer's Choice Award, but clearly there is a benefit of entering earlier.  You can view ALL the quilts in this show, in order that they've been entered, by way of visiting the main show page.  The list below is the list that I've categorized, and updated as of August 17th.

Cotton Cocktails
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full
Crafted Angels
Lucky Pup Quilter
My Life in Quilts
Sun Naturals & Gifts
Quilting Book Lady
Southern Style
Creative Kick
Dana Gaffney
Marilyn's Maze
Lenor Lynas
Little Bits and pieces
Bitten By The Quilting Bug
Mary McCrory
I don't do zippers
Aunt Pollys Porch
MS Jans Quilts
Katy Pannell
BOM Quilter
Quilts and Boxes
All Things Crafty
Judy Leftwich
Felines and Fibre Arts
Sew Cindy
Avocado Salad
Paw Prints
Veggie Hunter
Quilt Times

I Quilt Scarlett & Gray
Cat Song Stitchery
My empty nest is full of cat hair
Scraps from Sheryl
Sideroad Stitcher
Lucky Pup Quilter
My Life in Quilts
Lynda Halliger Otvos
Cat Patches
Stella Bella
MJ Baker
Confused Quilter
Tiny Paper Crane
Diary of a Quilt Maven
Down the Avenue
Hettys Creation
Lori Olson Schmidt
Sew Fun 2 Quilt
Lotty Kent
Wonky Girls Journal
Patchwork Sanity
Sheila Painter
The Crafty Unicorn Quilting
Samelias Mum
Jean's Page
Gatos E Panos
Quilt Jolein
Kim Sherrod
Loving Our Life!
Home School Mom Lisa
To Some I am Aunt Bonnie
Veggie Hunter


Cat Song Stitchery
Needled Mom
Talin's Corner
Lucky Pup Quilter
Creative Kick
Bitten By The Quilting Bug
Nanbon's Corner
Caribou Crossing
Creations by Nina Marie
Rabbits Eat Quilts

Remember there are many ways to win prizes in this quilt show, besides entering a quilt.  So, I recommend that you take time to review the rules, categories of prizes, and prizes.  There are some fantastic prizes that you could win.  But please let me know what prize(s) you might want to win.  I can't guarantee, but I'll do my best to match prizes up to the interest of the winners.

Also, if you are voting using the Anonymous option on posting your comment (vote) or you are a no reply blogger, you need to leave your email contact info if you want to be contacted should you win a prize, as well as to have your vote counted.  It is just too difficult hunting winners down without appropriate contact info.  Likewise, for voting to be fair voters really need to leave their contact info.


SheilaC said...

I posted about the voting on my blog



SheilaC said...

My votes:

For other pet:

Bitten By the Quilting Bug

Best Dog on Quilt:

Little Bits and pieces

Best cat...... (I could vote for my own, but I won't!) hehe

Luckypup Quilter

Thanks for a great show!!!


Barb said...

You have such wonderful quilts....do frogs constitute a pet?

Diane H said...

Posted Viewers Choice voting now open.


Nanbon44 said...

Since I won't vote for my entry in the show even though I think my dogs are so cute and are winners.

My votes are:

Best dog quilt
Bitten by the quilting bug

Best Cat quilt
Lori Schmidt

Best other pet quilt
Talin's corner

I wish there was separate categories for real pets on a quilt and pet themed quilts. All these quilts are wonderful and a big thumbs up to all entries.

Vicki said...

My votes are:

Best dog on quilt: May your bobbin always be full

Best cat on quilt: Hettys creation (Mimi's quilt wisdom was wonderful to read)

Best other pet: Needled mom

Mrs. Jackie Sue said...

1) Bitten by the Quilting Bug
2) Lori Olson Schmidt
3) Talin's Corner


Anonymous said...

Wow some amazing work here.
Best dog on Quilt
Bitten by the Quilting bug
other pets:
Bitten by the quilting Bug
Great job everyone!

Butterfly said...

Best dog on Quilt
Bitten by the Quilting bug

Best Cat quilt
Lori Schmidt

other pets:
Bitten by the quilting Bug

Great job everyone - they are all winners!


chris915 said...

This Has been a lot of fun, Thank You all for sharing your Pet's & Quilt's

My Vote's

1-Best Dog on Quilt-Bitten by the Quilting Bug

2- Best Cat Quilt-Diary of a Quilt Maven

3- Best Other Quilt- Bitten by the Quilting Bug

Lotte said...

My votes are:
Best dog: Creative kick
Best cat: Stella bella
Best other: Cat song stitchery. And thank you for a great show :-)

Dee said...

OK, here are my votes. I had a hard time deciding because they're all so precious and adorable.

Best Dog on Quilt - May Your Bobbin Always Be Full
Best Cat on Quilt - Hetty's Creation
Best Other: Creative Kick

And for prizes (#7-9, 14-23 are the ones I think I'd be able to use right away.)

Thanks for hosting this contest. I've really loved reading through the entries and looking at the pictures.

Melissa Brown said...

My votes:
Dog Quilt: Bit by the Quilting Bug
Cat Quilt: Sheila Painter
Other Pet Quilt: Nanbon's Corner

I loved them all! Such a hard decision! I wish I could quilt half as good as all of these entries!

A new quilter and pet lover,

Anonymous said...

I don't normally comment on blogs, but I just have to vote for best Cat:

Sheila Painter

Sheila said...

Hmmm...hard to judge between those that showed a pet sitting on a quilt, to those that pieced a pet INTO their quilt! (Major differences in rule interpretation!) I vote for:

Best dog: Katy Pannell
Best cat: Sheila Painter
Best other pet: Bitten By Quilting Bug

Sean said...

Best Dog Quilt
Southern Style

Best Cat Quilt
Lori Olson Schmidt

Best other animal
Nanbon's Corner

JB said...

My votes:

Dog quilt: Bitten by the Quilting bug
Cat quilt: MJ Baker
Other pets: Talin’s Corner

Julie said...

I vote for:
Best Dog on Quilt: Mary McCrory
Best Cat on Quilt: MJ Baker
Best Other Pet on Quilt: Bitten By The Quilting Bug

Lisa said...

For Best Cat on Quilt I vote for Sheila Painter. It's too too cute.
Lisa Spalding

Lisa said...

For Best Cat on Quilt I vote for Sheila Painter.

kmorgan said...

I vote for:
1) dog - Bitten by the Quilting Bug
2) cat - Sew Fun 2 Quilt
3) Bitten by the Quilting Bug

JoAnn said...

My votes:

Best Cats on Quilt-MJ Baker and Gia.
I just love this quilt, as well as Gia.

Best Dog on Quilt-Aunt Pollys Porch.

Other Pets-Bitten by the Quilting Bug.

Thanks for a great show.
Jo Ann T

JoAnn said...

Jo Ann said:

I vote for Cats on Quilts- MJ Baker and Gia.

I vote for Dogs on Quilts-
Aunt Pollys Porch.

I vote for other pets-Bitten by the Quilting Bug.

jess said...

I vote for MJ Baker's Gia on Quilt. I love the blues in the quilt especially against Gia's white fur!

Erol Erturk said...

I vote for MJ Baker's Gia on Quilt

Unknown said...

I vote for MJ Baker's Gia Quilt.

I love the cat's white fur against the blues.

Jay said...

I vote for Suzy at May Your Bobbin Always Be Full. SO cute!

Jay said...

Best cat on quilt is for Hetty's creation.

Jay said...

I've put a link to my latest blog post to the voting page so everyone can get in on the action! I love all the quilts and want them, and all the pets, to come to my house!
Not quite sure why my entry isn't listed, but am enjoying seeing everyone else's furry, feathered and other friends.

JessieJo said...

I vote for...
Dog quilt: Bitten by the Quilting bug
Cat quilt: MJ Baker
Other pets: Talin’s Corner

Dana Gaffney said...

Boy, was this hard. I kept making lists and going back. I had to set a deadline for myself. Here's my votes:
1. Dogs: Lenor Lynas
2. Cats: Cat Patches
3. Other: Creative Kick

Unknown said...

Cat on Quilt: Quilt by MJ Baker, striking pose by Gia

Robin C said...

Here are my votes

Dog: Bitten by the Quilting Bug

Cat: Lori Olson Schmidt

Other A Creative kick

DB said...

A vote for Gia and MJ Baker's quilt for best cat quilt.

"Bitten by the quilting bug" for best dog

JennaLouiseCreates said...

My Votes:)

Best Cat - Shelia Painter
Best Dog -
Bitten By The Quilting Bug

A very fun contest!

Bonnie Baker Lippincott said...

I love this idea for a quilt show. I posted info on it on my blog, http://tosomeiamauntbonnie.blogspot.com/

Bonnie Baker Lippincott said...

Cat quilt - MJ Baker and Gia
(I can't vote for my own can I!)

Nanbon44 said...

I am so lost, where did the list go for entering? I have been watching that list and visiting all the new entries as they come in.

kpert said...

Sheila Painter

I really liked your cat & bird quilt. The thread painting is

mjb said...

My votes:

Dog: Crafted Angels
Cat: To some I am Aunt Bonnie
Other: Caribou Crossing

Great Show... They all look Awesome!!

Meg said...

Cats on Quilts
My vote is for MJ Baker and her cat Gia on the Millenium quilt.

Karen S said...

I posted about the voting on my blog.

Karen S said...

I would vote for my pets, but I'm guessing that would be unforgivably tacky.

So for the dog category -- Bitten by the Quilting bug.

For cat: My Empty Nest is full of Cat Hair for "Ellie" who looks just like my old kitty.

For other: "Cat Song Stitchery" for those rats.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

For both dog and other:

Creative Kick

Especially OTHER!!!
Cool contest!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE and I am voting for the Vegetarian Hunter's best CAT ON QUILT and best DOG ON QUILT - they're awesome!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Here are my votes!

Best other pet: NeedleMom

Best Cat: Sheila Painter

Best Dog: Bitten by the Quilting Bug

It was tough to choose, what a great show!!

Alexa Pendzich said...

my vote:

best cat quilt: Carolyn the Vegetarian Hunter
best dog quilt: Carolyn the Vegetarian Hunter

super cute. great work!!

Lisa at Sun Naturals said...

My votes are:

Best Dog: Aunt Polly's Yogi Rules
Best Cat: Veggie Hunter
Best Other: Bitten By Quilting Bug Storybook Farm

Nina Marie said...

My favorites and votes are for
Dog - Bitten by the Quilting Bug
Cat - Lori Olson Schmidt

But I also love Vegitarian Hunter's quilt!!

Great job everyone - its been so much fun going through them all!

Diane H said...

My Votes:
#1 Dog On Quilt - Bitten By the Quilting Bug

#2 Cat on Quilt - Aunt Bonnie

#3 Other Pet on Quilt - Needled Mom

Everyone showed wonderful quilts it was very hard to pick.

Anonymous said...

Vote Veggie Hunter for both cat and dog categories.

Kim said...

This was so hard to choose. Since I shouldn't vote for my own, here's my choices:

Dogs- Southern Style
Cats- Quilt Jolein
Other- Caribou Crossing

sunflower jan said...

They were all great, my votes are as follows.

Dogs I choose BOM Quilter

Cats I choose MJ Baker Quilt and Gia

Other I choose Caribou Crossing Quilt

SewCalGal said...

Demarkation line by SewCalGal. Votes for Viewers choice, above this line have been counted.

New votes (below this line) will be counted at the close of this vote 8/21 midnight.


Weatherbee ;) said...

My votes:

Best Dog:

Sun Naturals & Gifts

Best Cat:

Diary of a quilt maven


Lucky Pup Quilter

:) Great job everyone!

Progress said...

Best Dog on Quilt: VeggieHunter

Best Cat on Quilt: VeggieHunter

Anonymous said...

I vote for VeggieHunter for both Best Dog and Best Cat on quilt

Charles said...

Very talented quilters!

Best Dog: Veggie Hunter
Best Cat: Veggie Hunter
Best Other: Bitten By The Quilting Bug

jhunter19110 said...

For best in dog category - Veggiehunter......just having a Jack is good enough for me!

Best in Cat category - Again Veggiehunter - I just love the fact that they quilting looks virtually the same as the actual cats, plus any cat that attacks a Jack must be a Jack in disguise!

Joann said...

My votes are:

Best dog quilt
Paw Prints

Best Cat quilt
Kim Sherrod

Best other pet quilt
Talin's corner

Anonymous said...

I vote for best cat on quilt Veggie Hunter.
I vote for best dog on quilt Veggie Hunter.

Joanna said...

Best Dog Quilt - Quilt Times
Best Cat Quilt - Cat Patches
Best Other Quilt - Bitten by the Quilting Bug

This is really a great idea.

Anonymous said...

my vote goes to kim sherrod .

Beth said...

So difficult!
My Votes:
Dogs on quilt: Veggie hunter
Cats on quilt: Samelia's mum
Other pets on quilt: Caribou crossing

Barb said...

They have all been so fun but my vote goes to

Best Dog Quilt

Judy Leftwich


Confused quilter

Other.... Bitten by a quilting bug..

Wacky Woman said...

I have enjoyed visiting all the blogs and meeting most of the very caring pet owners. And, this is a very hard decision. But, vote I must:

Best Dog on Quilt: May your Bobbins be always Full

Best Cat on Quilt: Hettie's Creation

Other: Russian Rabbit

Thanks for all the fun!

Quiltalicious said...

Vote for 'bitten by the quilting bug' for 'other pet' category

Anonymous said...

My votes are:

Dogs on Quilts : BOM Quilter
Cats on Quilts: Lori Olson Schmidt
Other Pets on Quilts: Nanbon’s Corner

Rachel Duke
my email: raduke2000@yahoo.com

Talin's Corner said...

I had a very difficult time making a decision in each category, I kept flipping back and forth. I did not think to write down the names as I was viewing all the entries. Okay so here goes...
Best Dog: Judy Leftwich
Best Cat: Sheila Painter
Best Other: CreativeKick

Thanks to SewCalGal to all your hard work. I do not envy you and the work you will be doing tonight (counting all the votes). Good luck.

SewCalGal said...

I am entering this comment on behalf of Peggy (http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com/). I accidently pressed the delete button vs the approve button when approving her comment on this post. As Peggy has her blog settings as a no-reply blogger, I wasn't able to email her to see if I could have her re-post her comments. Here is her comment:

I am casting my vote for Nanbon's Corner Bird Quilt, in the "other pet" category. I just love that she has entered her beautiful quilt in the contest. I am also a member of the group, World of Charity Stitching, that helped stitch the squares for the bird quilt and I even stitched a couple of the squares; this beautiful quilt was donated to a senior citizen's nursing home, to a beautiful lady who loves birds.
Peggy, co-owner of WOCS
My Blog is

Anonymous said...

Here's my votes:

Dogs on Quilts: Southern Style
Cats on Quilts: Lori Olson Schmidt
Other Pets on Quilts: Nanbon’s Corner

Vicki Cline

Lenor said...

Best dog Bitten by the Quilting Bug
Best cat Sheila Painter
Best other Talin's Corner

They are all great! It was hard to choose!


Joy said...

Best Dog Quilt: BOM quilter! (I've seen this one up close and it is Sew Cute!)

Best Cat Quilt: Sheila Painter.

Fantastic show!

Janet said...

Here's my votes:

Dog: Bitten by the Quilting Bug

Cat: Scraps from Sheryl

Other: Rabbits Eat Quilts

Janet said...

I've viewed all the quilts in all the categories. Hopefully there are no more posted. It's been a lot of work looking at all these but so much fun seeing all the quilts and all the gorgeous pets. Hard to make choices for voting too. Thanks for all your work putting it together.
I'm not sure if this is the right place to put my numbers of blogs viewed but here it is. There were 28 dog posts, 33 cat posts and 10 other pet posts. Some of them were duplicates but I looked at each post in each category and I commented on them all (hopefully I didn't miss any of them.)

Nancy Sue said...

It was great seeing all the quilts and the "family members". Thank you for a great quilt show. How fun!
My votes:

Best Dog on quilt: #47 Judy Leftwich

Best Cat on quilt: #18 Cat Patches

Best Other on quilt: #7 Talins Corner.
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Jan said...

so many to view but after looking a many (not all, sorry) I am voting for Creative Kick for dogs on quilts.

SewCalGal said...

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QuiltSue said...

I would like to vote for Cotton Cocktails as Best Dog quilt.

SewCalGal said...

Voting is now officially closed.


Unknown said...

My vote for best Cat on Quilt is Hettys Creations and the Wisdom of Mimi


Davi said...

My favorite dog quilt is Feline and Fibers and my favorite cat one is Kim Sherrod.

Davi said...

My favorite dog quilt is; Felines and Fibers favorite cat is: Kim Sherrod

Anonymous said...

I am voting for Sheila Painter's quilt in the Best Cat on Quilt category. I admire the amount of creativity and work that went into this quilt of a cat and a parakeet. (Linda P.)